M3 and M5 Stuart Light Tank 1940-1945

M3 and M5 Stuart Light Tank 1940-1945

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by Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier
     
 

The M3 and M5 family of light tanks were the culmination of American tank development of the 1930s. By the time of the outbreak of the World War II, they were approaching obsolescence, as tank forces in Europe were shifting from light to medium tanks as the main element of their armored forces. First entering combat in the autumn of 1941 in the Western Desert with

Overview


The M3 and M5 family of light tanks were the culmination of American tank development of the 1930s. By the time of the outbreak of the World War II, they were approaching obsolescence, as tank forces in Europe were shifting from light to medium tanks as the main element of their armored forces. First entering combat in the autumn of 1941 in the Western Desert with the British Army, the Stuart quickly proved its inadequacies. The M3 and M5 light tanks proved more suitable in the Pacific theater than in Europe, and fought successfully in many of the major battles including Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Peleliu. This title narrates this distinctive and unusual fighting vehicle's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855329119
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
New Vanguard Series, #33
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
300,871
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author


Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armored vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces.

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M3 and M5 Stuart Light Tank 1940-1945 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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for osprey new vanguard this is poor. no battle histories, no organization charts, no combat stories.